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February 4, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!


Sunday, January 31
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 and REFLECT: As in the previous chapter, Paul again riffs on the idea of "wisdom." When you think of "wisdom," or of someone you consider "wise," how would you describe it/them? Paul tells the Corinthians that his single focus in his time with them was "Jesus Christ, and him crucified." How do you understand the crucifixion of Jesus? How important is it in your own faith? How do you see that event shaping-or not shaping-our life as a congregation? 
     TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, February 7, CLICK ON THE PICTURE above to go to our Concord website. Near the bottom of the home page, click on the same picture to connect with the worship video. The worship video will be accessible after 9:00am each Sunday morning. 



Please join Concord Presbyterian Youth Group
in the fight against hunger!

WHEN:  February 1-5 and February 7
WHAT:  Donations of non-perishable food items**
WHERE:  Donations can be dropped off at Concord Church:
Mon-Fri: Contact Margaret O’Boyle to coordinate
socially distanced drop-off
Sunday, 1:00-2:00pm: Socially distanced drop-off in the
Concord Church parking lot
BENEFITING: Hanover Food Pantry
(A ministry of Hanover Presbyterian Church serving
the greater Wilmington community)

**Monetary donations will also be accepted!
Checks: made payable to Concord Church,
memo: Souper Bowl of Caring
Credit card or PayPal: go to, click on “Give,” then “Donate,” then yellow “Donate” icon.  Choose “General Fund” and when confirming amount note: Souper Bowl of Caring
Questions?  Contact Christina Pressley




This Sunday, February 7
11:30am via Zoom

By action of the Session of Concord Presbyterian Church, there will be a meeting of the congregation on Sunday, February 7 to review the Annual Report, receive the budget, elect members at large to the Nominating Committee, vote on the pastor's terms of call, hear a report from the Livestream Task Force, and handle any other business that may rightly come before it.

The Annual Report, including the 2021 approved budget (pp. 28-31), is available on the website. If you would like to pick up a printed copy, please call or email Margaret (302/654-9652,

As with all current gatherings, the meeting will be held online via Zoom. Instructions for participating in the meeting—which can be done on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or landline phone—are provided below:

To join ONLINE, click on this link.

To join by CALLING IN:
  (1) dial 646-558-8656
  (2) If asked, enter the meeting number 879-780-5150 (no dashes)
  (3) When asked for participant ID, just press the # sign
  (4) When asked for meeting password, enter 489133, followed by the # sign



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wed., February 10 from 10:00-11:00am, led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering, follow the instructions below.


To join ONLINE, click on this link.


To join by CALLING IN:
(1) dial 646-558-8656
(2) If asked, enter the meeting number 879-780-5150 (no dashes)
(3) When asked for participant ID, just press the # sign
(4) When asked for meeting password, enter 489133, followed by the # sign



Continued healing prayers for Bldg. Manager Duane Jessup - still suffering from concussion and neck/back injuries sustained in an auto accident. Unable to work or drive and having difficulty sleeping.
Prayers for Gail Dill, scheduled for surgery Feb. 17 - will determine next steps in dealing with her colon cancer.
Healing prayers for Jane Diemer's sister Martha Miller, scheduled for shoulder replacement surgery next week.
Prayers for Carol Lind's son Kevin, who recently lost his job during this difficult time for job seekers, especially those over 50.
Healing prayers for Nancy Tucker's husband Fran - just had shoulder surgery and bicep replacement, only two weeks after hip replacement. He is coming along well. Prayers of happiness for Nancy, who is enjoying her recent retirement and catching up on her sleep.
Healing prayers also for Carol Haas' sister Mary Ann - undergoing medical tests for troubling symptoms including high fever and loss of peripheral vision.
Prayers of comfort for Melanie Slezak's cousin Scott Liggett, who suffered a major brain hemorrhage and is not expected to survive. Prayers also for his wife and two adult children, as well as for Melanie and her mother who were very close.
Prayers for several members anxious over results of upcoming mammograms.
Prayers for Jo Ann Cipolla, continuing to test positive for COVID several weeks after recovery.
Complicates scheduling vaccination and canceled surgery, as well as engaging home healthcare.
Prayers of thanks for our newly-ordained officers answering the call of the Spirit and for our outgoing officers who have done a great job, particularly during this difficult time.
Prayers of patience and persistence for those seeking appointments to receive the COVID vaccine. Prayers also for those administering the shots, and distributing and manufacturing the vaccines.
Prayers for those suffering from depression, mental health issues, or addiction, exacerbated by pandemic isolation.

Prayers for our new administration and both houses of Congress - may they find ways to work together to resolve our country's most pressing issues.
A Diaspora Prayer Group prays on Mondays at 9:00am for those on the church prayer list (of which this is just a part). If you would like to add names/needs to this list and this ministry of prayer, click here:



Adult Christian Education Series
Tuesdays, February 23 - March 30, 2021
7:00pm via Zoom

Join us during Lent to develop a better understanding of our country's racial history, a legacy of racial inequality grounded in the enslavement of millions of Black people, followed by decades of terrorism and racial subordination through public policy and cultural attitudes. For a class summary and brief biography of presenter Sue Linderman, click here. Look for info on how to join the class in future issues of Concord Connects. Questions? Contact Marj Johnson.



Delaware's COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Vaccine
The DPH Vaccine Call Center is open M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm -

(Click on the picture to visit the Vaccine home page
for more information.)



Every Black History Month, the people that are usually celebrated are repeated figures from history - civil rights leaders and abolitionists whose faces are familiar. This month I suggest we focus on people that don’t often make the history books. Each of them transformed American in a deep way and sometimes did not fit the conventional definition of “hero.”  Various people were weighed down with personal issues and misunderstood by those around them. These were not household names, but all of them were pioneers. 


Dorothy Height was often the only woman in the room. She made it her life’s work to change that, fighting battles against both sexism and racism to become, as President Obama called her, the “godmother” of the civil rights movement. She felt the sting of racism at an early age. She was accepted to New York’s Barnard College in 1929 but learned there wasn’t a spot for her because the school had already filled its quota of two Black students per year. Instead she enrolled at NYU and earned a master’s in educational psychology. This led to a career as a social worker in New York and Washington, where she helped lead the YWCA and the United Christian Youth Movement. In 1958, Height became president of the National Council of Negro Women, a position she held for more than 40 years. In that role she fought tirelessly for desegregation, affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and other causes. By the 1960s, Height had become one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s key advisers.

Submitted by Kathie Pownall


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